HEAP Home Heating Assistance Still Available

ALBANY (AP) -

The mild winter and low energy prices have combined to make more home heating aid money available for New Yorkers.

Home Energy Assistance Program will continue to accept applications through April 8, several weeks longer than anticipated. So far this winter, 1.3 million low- and middle-income households have received help from HEAP to heat their homes.

Eligible households can receive a one-time benefit of up to $625 this winter depending on income, household size and heating source. Last winter, 1.48 million households received benefits through the federally funded program.